Auckland Council is calling on dog owners who haven’t renewed their dog registration, to do so or risk a $300 fine.
Dog owners are legally required to register their dog with their local council and renew each year by 1 August.
“Dog registration fees cover services such as animal shelters, rehoming dogs and the cost of keeping Aucklanders safe from dog-related nuisance and harm,” said Councillor Wayne Walker.
Almost 70,000 dog owners have renewed, but around 30,000 known dogs are yet to be registered.
Auckland Council Animal Management Manager, Tracey Moore adds, “There are responsibilities that come with dog ownership. Around 70% of the dogs impounded in Auckland each year, haven’t been registered or de-sexed.”
Council staff will be actively contacting dog owners who haven’t renewed. Renewal can be done online at https://onlineservices.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/councilonline/dogSearch#Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post